U.S.

Skydiver dies after crashing into roof of California home

A skydiver died after slamming into the roof of a home in southern California on Monday, authorities said, without releasing details as to what may have caused his fatal fall.

U.S.

Five workers missing in explosion at Oklahoma drilling site

Five workers were missing in a gas explosion on Monday at an Oklahoma drilling site controlled by Red Mountain Operating Co, local officials said.

Technology

Alstom to test automated freight train in the Netherlands

A train will travel for about 100 kilometers (62 miles) without driver intervention as part of the first test of an automated train for overground freight by Alstom, the French train-maker said on Monday.

U.S.

Tennessee man takes plea deal in murder of student Holly Bobo

Dylan Adams, one of three men charged in the 2011 murder of Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo, accepted a plea deal on Monday that will send him to prison without parole for 35 years.

Politics

U.S. Embassy in Israel to move to Jerusalem by end of 2019: Pence

The U.S. Embassy in Israel will move to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said in a speech to the Israeli parliament on Monday that highlighted a policy shift that has stoked Palestinian anger and international concern.

U.S.

CDC director urges flu vaccinations as pediatric deaths mount

Of the 30 U.S. children who have died from the flu so far this season, some 85 percent had not been vaccinated, said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, who urged Americans to get flu shots amid one of the most severe flu seasons in years.

U.S.

U.S. authorities ban cargo transport from Cairo airport-Egyptian sources

U.S. authorities have banned the transport of all cargo coming from Cairo International Airport destined for the United States, other than passenger luggage.

Technology

Facebook should pay ‘trusted’ news publishers carriage fee: Murdoch

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch on Monday called on Facebook to pay “trusted” news publishers a carriage fee, similar to the model used by cable companies, amid efforts by the social media company to fight misinformation on its platform.

Sports

Manchester United sign Sanchez from Arsenal in swap deal for Mkhitaryan

Manchester United have signed Chile forward Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in a deal that sees midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to the London club, the Premier League clubs said on Monday.

U.S.

Body broker who sold diseased remains is convicted of fraud

A Detroit businessman who sold and leased donated body parts for two decades was convicted Monday of defrauding medical customers by selling them diseased human remains.

Politics

Senators strike deal to end government shutdown

U.S. senators struck a deal on Monday to lift a three-day government shutdown and try to end a fight between Democrats and President Donald Trump’s Republicans over immigration and border security.

U.S.

Mayor of Allentown, Pennsylvania to go on trial on corruption charges

The mayor of Pennsylvania’s third largest city, Allentown, is scheduled to appear at the start of his federal corruption trial on Monday, accused of soliciting campaign contributions in exchange for public contracts.

Entertainment

Britain’s Princess Eugenie to marry long-term boyfriend

Britain’s Princess Eugenie has got engaged to her long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank, Buckingham Palace said on Monday, with the pair set to marry later this year.

Politics

Rex Tillerson visits new U.S. embassy in London

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited the new $1 billion U.S. embassy in London on Monday, just days after Donald Trump criticized the move to new diplomatic premises as part of a bad deal agreed by the administration of Barack Obama.

Business

U.S. says KPMG employees misappropriated secrets from oversight board

U.S. prosecutors have charged six people, including former employees of accounting firm KPMG LLP and of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, with misusing confidential information from the board to help KPMG.

Business

Aston Martin hit by Daimler steering-column recall

Aston Martin has become the latest carmaker to be caught up in a major recall of faulty Daimler steering-column components that can cause unintended airbag deployments.

Sports

Patriots, Eagles ready for Super Bowl showdown

The New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles have set up a second Super Bowl showdown after both teams won their respective conference championships with contrasting victories on Sunday.

Business

Advent in talks to buy 50 percent of Wal-Mart’s Brazilian unit

Private equity firm Advent is in talks to buy 50 percent of Wal-Mart Stores Inc’s operations in Brazil, according to a report in Brazil’s O Globo newspaper on Sunday.

Entertainment

‘Three Billboards’ wins top prize at Screen Actors Guild Awards

Dark comedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” won the top prize at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards on Sunday.

Business

Toshiba considering IPO for memory chip unit

Toshiba Corp is considering an IPO of its prized memory chip business if an agreed $18 billion sale of the unit to Bain Capital fails to gain antitrust approval by the end of March, the Financial Times reported on Monday.

Technology

Icahn, Deason call on Xerox to explore options, including sale

Hedge fund investor Carl Icahn and another major owner of Xerox Corp stock, Darwin Deason, are pushing the digital print technology provider to explore strategic alternatives, including a sale, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

Entertainment

‘Jumanji’ stays strong, topping ’12 Strong,’ ‘Den of Thieves’ with $20 million

Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” has won its third weekend box office title with ease, topping newcomers “12 Strong” and “Den of Thieves,” with $20 million at 3,704 North American locations.

Politics

Senate sets noon Monday vote after it is unable to reach deal to open government

The U.S. Senate scheduled a vote for Monday at noon (1700 GMT) on a stopgap spending measure, canceling a planned vote for Monday at 1 a.m. (0600 GMT), ensuring that the federal government will remain closed when the work week begins.

U.S.

Statue of Liberty to reopen; shutdown keeps other parks, monuments closed

The Statue of Liberty will reopen on Monday even if the U.S. government shutdown extends into the work week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday, vowing to use state funds to keep the landmark monument in operation.

Politics

Senator says FBI lost crucial texts tied to Clinton probe

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has lost about five months worth of text messages between two staffers who worked on probes into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails and possible collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.